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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 169–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
...David Scott This essay offers a reconsideration of Michael Manley’s first book, The Politics of Change (1974), and uses it as the basis for a reconsideration of Manley’s conception of the role of political will in postcolonial political change. 10 See Michael Manley, “Overcoming Insularity...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 97–111.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Labour Party and the People’s National Party. WPJ ideologists were sharply critical of Michael Manley’s democratic socialism that the PNP had declared in 1974, but they eventually modified this to one of critical support for Manley’s policies. The WPJ disbanded in 1990, after internal dissension over...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 164–184.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Veerle Poupeye This essay reflects on how social unrest and violence are responded to in the mainstream visual arts of postcolonial Jamaica. The focus is on two particular moments of crisis: the social unrest and political violence during the Michael Manley administration in the 1970s...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., Julius K. Nyerere, then president of Tanzania, paid a four-day official state visit to Jamaica at the invitation of the prime minister, Michael Manley. I was a secondary school student at Jamaica College at the time, unsteadily trying to find my way in Marxist debates about socialist transition...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., Who has done the most to build Jamaica since independence? 5 The person who gained the most votes was Michael Manley. I found this very surprising. The sentiment that I had become used to hearing expressed over the last forty years was that “Michael Manley mash up the country.” Time and time again...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 85–177.
Published: 01 September 2001
... the death of his father, aaxexe Michael Manley is working energetically to gain the support and to encourage a younger generation to come on board. And everybody is approached directly by Michael Manley. I don’t remember being approached by him, but I wasn’t important at that point...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2020
... publicly about the then contemporary Left and its challenges, its ambiguous relation to Michael Manley and the PNP. There was never an exchange in which he offered any comment whatsoever about current affairs. Reserved, courteous, above all, unpretentious, he spoke almost exclusively about formative...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 97–246.
Published: 01 June 2006
...), allowed ideas to contend. He was less self-consciously democratic than Manley, who as a lawyer by training had to go to court to win his cases. Michael [Manley] would say, “Where I come from, we don’t chase an opposing ideology underground, we out-argue it.” DS: Let’s go back...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 152–166.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of these trends concerns the transition in the leadership of the nationalist party, the People's National Party, with the retirement and subsequent death (in July and September 1969, respectively) of its founding president, Norman Manley, and the succession of his son, Michael. At the time of his retirement...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the People's National Party, now led by the chosen son, Michael Manley, reactivated and rehabilitated the nationalist-socialist project of the 1940s in a new and changed local and global environment: sugar cooperatives, nationalizations, minimum wage, free education, anti-imperialism, and so on. That was my...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 62–76.
Published: 01 March 2019
...” of an unspecified year, the only temporal marker being a reference to the “now distant days of the Michael Manley administration” (31). Yet it bears unmistakable traces of being a 1970s novel, not least of them the complicated ideological battles that underpin the plot. The main conceit is that a cabal within...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... Norman Manley, father of Michael Manley, was a key architect of Jamaican statist-nationalism. For Bogues, Manley’s vision of politics “privileged institutional forms of the state and government as the markers of political modernity. . . . Organized politics became essentially...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 112–134.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and the Courtesy Manleyof the Edna Foundation mother of former prime minister Michael Manley, she was also intimately linked to twentieth- Fig. 2. Edna Manley, Negro Aroused, 1935. Collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... back into the Western camp” by encouraging Prime Minister Michael Manley to reconsider the package of loans and economic arrangements being offered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).49 A look at the reporting of Young’s visits to Jamaica during this period frames his advice to Manley...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 128–134.
Published: 01 July 2009
... imitated by Lauryn Hill. Another is the picture of Marley joining together—in a demonstration of peace and unity—the hands of Michael Manley and Edward Seaga at the National Stadium in Kingston, while Marley himself was framed with the halo of the full moon. Another contender...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 125–137.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of democratic socialism and changed its campaign slogan to “socialism is love.” Prime Minister Michael Manley made it clear that “it was the government's intention to have a mixed economy with a ‘responsible private sector’ … in which the ‘commanding heights’ would be run by an expanding public sector.” 24...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 43–47.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and the socialist experiment of the first People's National Party administration of Michael Manley. In this way, we hope to systematically revisit other formative decades in the historiography of Jamaica—we are already talking, for example, about the 1930s, the 1950s, the 1980s. And, of course, as we do so we...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 October 2007
..., 1960–1972. Accounts of the movement in Jamaica tend to focus on the later phase dominated by the leadership of Michael Manley and the PNP experiment with “democratic socialism.” 8 | SX24 • From New World to Abeng Abeng newspaper, distributed it around, in Westmoreland, around...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... In the novel this attack occurs as a product of a power struggle within the neighborhood gangs aligned with the Jamaican Labour Party (JLP), which was struggling to unseat the democratic socialist government of then prime minister Michael Manley. Josey Wales (a rising “don” based on the historical gang kingpin...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 52–61.
Published: 01 March 2019
... theorist Honor Ford-Smith identifies the late 1970s as a critical juncture when the subaltern attempted to speak for themselves, wrestling its knowledge away from the professional managerial class. Finally, David Scott shifts our critical orientation from the state solely to reading Michael Manley more...